Category: Melbourne

ACYPI Melbourne | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

ACYPI invites all members for a night of laughs during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Storm Xu and Andy Collins’ performance of “Life in China”.  Storm was born in Shanghai and Melbourne-born Andy lives there. They’re at the heart of the booming Chinese standup scene and take to their bizarre mixed-culture life with a red […]

ACYPI Melbourne | Chinese Pu’er Tea
By World Renowned Tea Master – Jiaju Zou 邹家驹

ACYPI Melbourne invites you to partake in this fantastic opportunity to learn about Chinese tea from world renowned tea master Jiaju Zou.  Jiaju Zou will share his knowledge and expertise on the topic of Chinese tea, especially Pu’er (普洱茶).  Participants will then have the opportunity to experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and partake in […]

ACYPI Melbourne | Arts Appreciation in Collingwood

DESCRIPTION Join ACYPI for an Arts focused evening with two inspiring artists; Helen Couchman, visual artist and Mindy Meng Wang, musician and composer. The evening will feature a Q and A session, a performance from Mindy Meng Wang on the Guzheng and a talk from both artists. They will discuss their work and inspirations and […]

ACYPI Melbourne | BROWN BROTHERS SPECIAL TASTING EVENT

  Come and join us for a very special wine tasting event, brought to you by Brown Brothers and Bank of Melbourne. During the session, you will be able to learn as one of Australia’s iconic wine brands and one of this country’s best exports, how Brown Brothers has succeed in both domestic and Chinese […]

ACYPI Melbourne | Not Just Kung Fu: History, Memory, and Contemporary Issues in Chinese Film

  Please join the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne and the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) for an evening where Teng Jimeng will explore Chinese cinema from 1946 to today. Teng Jimeng is an associate professor at Beijing Foreign Language University and was the personal assistant and translator to the Palm d’Or […]

ACYPI Melbourne | Speed Networking

ACYPI Melbourne invites you to come and expand your professional network by taking part in a fun and fast paced night of speed networking.If you haven’t been to a speed networking event before, think speed dating but switch the matchmaking for developing professional connections and exchanging a lot of business cards! It is an enjoyable […]

ACYPI MELBOURNE | China’s 13th Five Year Plan

Join ACYPI Melbourne for an engaging discussion on China’s 13th Five Year Plan – the road map for the world’s second largest economy over the next half decade.   Join us and our panel of expert speakers to discuss the political context behind the 13th Five Year Plan as well as its implications and opportunities […]

ACYPI MELBOURNE | China’s 13th Five Year Plan

Join ACYPI Melbourne for an engaging discussion on China’s 13th Five Year Plan – the road map for the world’s second largest economy over the next half decade.   Join us and our panel of expert speakers to discuss the political context behind the 13th Five Year Plan as well as its implications and opportunities […]

Melbourne | Australia VS China – Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg

ACYPI Melbourne are proud to present the upcoming panel event “Australia vs China: Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg?” The panel, all under 35 with their own companies, will discuss how to engage this market with the right product & service through a deep understanding of the cultural, market and customer differences and opportunities. This […]

Melbourne | Chinese New Year Dinner with ACYPI Melbourne

新春快乐! Happy Chinese New Year!   As the Year of Monkey approaches, celebrate Chinese New Year in Melbourne with friends and associates from the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative to mark the start of another year full of promise and good luck.   Venue: Shark Fin Inn Time:   6.30pm, Thursday 4 February 2016 Price:   $35 per head plus […]

Melbourne | Celebrate the year-end with ACYPI Melbourne

  ACYPI warmly invites all our members and 朋友们 to join us for our final event for 2015, at our end-of-year mixer at Little Red Pocket on Tuesday 15 December. Celebrate the end of a great year with old and new friends alike, along with a chance to engage in some casual and fun language […]

Melbourne | Can Australia balance China and the United States?

Join ACYPI Melbourne for an engaging and thought-provoking evening discussion on Australia’s relationship with China and the United States, with Dr Guy Roberts. Date: Thursday 19th November 2015  Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start, followed by networking and drinks Venue: Boardroom, DFAT Victorian State Office, Level  14, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne  Tickets: Free, please register here. Dr Guy Roberts Dr […]

Melbourne | ANU CIW Book Launch and Panel Discussion – Shared Destiny 共同命运

ACYPI is proud to support the ANU Centre on China in the World’s upcoming book launch and panel discussion in Melbourne.  This is a unique opportunity to connect with China scholars from the ANU CIW in Melbourne.   The China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny will be launched by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC […]

Melbourne | Special Competition

THE ASSASSIN is the new film from master Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien (A Time to Live, A Time to Die; Flight of the Red Balloon) that won him the Best Direction award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It is a graceful, visually spectacular take on the wuxia film. Set in 9th century China, THE […]

Melbourne | China Trivia Night

How well do you know China? ACYPI wants to put your China know-how to the test with our inaugural China Trivia Night – covering the history, politics, culture and cuisine of the Middle Kingdom. There will be questions for all levels of China experts, including ‘who am I?’ questions and a Chinese celebrity picture round. […]

Melbourne | ACYPI Presents: John Garnaut

Join ACYPI Melbourne for a discussion on China and its evolving political and economic landscape with Fairfax’s Asia Pacific Editor John Garnaut. Event Details: Date: Tuesday 25th August Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start, followed by networking and drinks Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne Tickets: Tickets are free and are available here. John Garnaut Asia Pacific […]

Melbourne | Follow the Maritime Silk Road

Join us for an exciting discussion with Dr Lauren Johnston (University of Melbourne) on the implications of changes to China’s economic growth model. China’s shift from a capital importer to a capital exporter will have deep and broad global impacts. A changing China has the capacity to transform the African continent, and help shape a new global […]

Melbourne | China Remix Documentary Screening

The city of Guangzhou is home to China’s largest community of African immigrants. This short documentary explores the city’s burgeoning African entertainment industry through the lives of three African hip-hop artists who are trying to find success in the face of China’s challenging labour and immigration laws. The film follows the entertainers as they prepare […]

Melbourne | An evening at the Chinese Museum

ACYPI Melbourne warmly invites our friends and colleagues to our first mixer event for 2015, which will be a very special occasion to be hosted at the Chinese Museum later this month. We are proud to be able to offer our members the chance to meet other like-minded, China-focussed young professionals, with a special addition […]

Confucius Institute Scholarships | 2015 Applications Open!

To provide people around the world who are interested in Chinese language learning with more opportunities to further their studies, and to provide more resources for individual Confucius Institutes, the Confucius Institute Headquarters established the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” Program in 2009. 2015 Confucius Institute Scholarship applications have opened. Confucius Institute students and alumni (aged 18-35) […]

Melbourne | Opportunities and Tips for Working and Studying in China

The Confucius Institute is excited to announce a speaker event to be jointly hosted with the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA). When: Wednesday 22nd of April, 6.30pm Where: 1888 building (Grattan St), The University of Melbourne RSVP: Essential. Please RSVP your attendance to mu.acya@gmail.com or via Eventbrite We have arranged for three very knowledgeable speakers with extensive experience in […]

ACYPI Publication: ‘From Paper to Practice: The Australia-China Relationship’

For the second year, ACYPI has surveyed young professionals across Australia and China to better understand how individuals from each country engage bilaterally and identify opportunities to improve the relationship. On release of the survey, ‘From Paper to Practice: The Australia-China Relationship,’ ACYPI Policy Director Mr Robert Tilleard said ‘attitudes towards China are quickly changing […]

Southeast Asia at a crossroads: Three paths to prosperity

ACYPI is proud to partner with Asialink and invites you you attend a fascinating panel discussion with Dr. Fraser Thompson, Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute. ASEAN encompasses Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam—but if it were a single country, it would already be the seventh-largest economy in […]

International Women’s Day

Be a part of our “intimate conversation” with leaders in the Australia-China space Be Inspired! Come and celebrate International Women’s Day (妇女节) with inspired and inspiring women leaders; crossing the Australia-China cultural divide and thriving in the process. All young professionals, both men and women, are encouraged to attend. You will have the opportunity to meet, learn from […]

Melbourne | Chinese New Year Dinner

  Celebrate Chinese New Year and 新年快乐! Get the fireworks ready, clean out the house and fill your red packets! It’s Chinese New Year again and what better way to ring in the Year of the Sheep than a huge dinner with friends and associates from the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative. Venue: Shark Fin Inn, […]

Melbourne | The Australia-ASEAN Dialogue: Tracing 40 years of partnership

Deakin University’s Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation and Asialink are delighted to invite you to the “Successes and Challenges: 40 Years of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Partnership” Conference and the launch of The Australia-ASEAN Dialogue: Tracing 40 Years of Partnership. The book is edited by Dr Sally Percival Wood and Professor Baogang He from Deakin University and […]

China Digital Conference (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney)

Date: 20th October Brisbane, 22nd October Melbourne & 24th October Sydney Venue: Hilton Brisbane, Crown Melbourne, Shangri-La Sydney   The Power of China Online – “Travel The Digital Silk Road” Now in the Second Year!   Following the successful launch of China Digital Conference in 2013, this high profile conference is now presented in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. China Digital […]

Melbourne | Spring Mixer

Following the success of our last Mixer with the visiting China Red Dragons AFL team, ACYPI was delighted to hold our Monthly Mixer for Spring in conjunction with the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria (AJSV). The warmer weather drew an energetic crowd of Asia-focused young professionals and it was great to see so many fresh faces […]

Melbourne | August Mixer

On Wednesday 20 August 2014, ACYPI were delighted to host the China Red Dragons for a casual after-work drinks mixer at the Coopers Inn pub on Exhibition Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Our young professionals enjoyed an opportunity to relax after work in a slightly different setting, as well as engage with the visiting Chinese AFL […]

Melbourne | Selling Australian Services to China

The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative, in conjunction with King & Wood Mallesons, had the pleasure of hosting our Selling Australian Services to China event with Susan Malone, Managing Director of Independent Management Group (IMG) on Monday, 18 August.  IMG is a Melbourne-based retirement services business assisting to develop retirement village projects in Guangdong, Tianjin and […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ACYA Journals of Australia – China Affairs Volume IV, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ACYA Journals of Australia – China Affairs Volume IV, 2014   Co-published with China Studies Centre, the annual ACYA Journal (ISSN: 2201-3814) is a unique academic publication that provides a high-quality and high-visibility platform for students, researchers and professionals to publish academic essays, opinion articles and creative work touching upon some aspect of the […]

Call for Delegate Applications – 2014 Australia-China Youth Dialogue

Applications for the 2014 Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) are now open.  The ACYD is a youth-driven bilateral conference held over four days. In 2014, the ACYD will run from 21 to 24 November in Beijing, China. It aims to promote sophisticated cross-cultural understanding between emerging Australian and Chinese leaders. We seek inspiring and accomplished professionals, entrepreneurs […]

Melbourne – June Mixer

Despite the recent cold snap, the Melbourne ACYPI Chapter came together for the first after-work Mixer of 2014 at Little Red Pocket on Little Collins Street. Held last Thursday, the evening was a great success with a fantastic array of like-minded young professionals coming together from around Melbourne. A great night was had by everyone […]

Melbourne | Mike Smith: Building an Asia-capable workforce

A full house of ACYPI and Asialink Business members were fortunate to hear reflections from ANZ Chief Executive Officer Mike Smith on leading a business through the wave of Asian growth, and the qualities each of us needs to develop our own Asia capabilities. ANZ hosted this special event at its Institutional Bank headquarters in […]

Melbourne | Next Gen: Grant Dooley – A diverse career of Australia-China engagement

  Event Name  Next Gen: Grant Dooley – A diverse career of Australia-China engagement Start  Date  29th Apr 2014 6:00pm Description        Please join Asialink and the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative for this event as Grant Dooley, Co-Head of Hastings Funds Management’s Asia Group, in conversation with Peter Cai, China Editor, Business Spectator, offers […]

Melbourne | ACYPI Chinese New Year networking dinner! 11th March, West Lake restaurant, Chinatown

On Tuesday 11 March, ACYPI Melbourne held their inaugural Chinese New Year and Networking dinner at West Lake restaurant in Melbourne’s Chinatown. The atmosphere was auspicious indeed, with around 50 of our members and committee indulging in a delicious banquet of traditional Chinese dishes, as well as the best company in town. Guests were also […]

Melbourne | CHINESE NEW YEAR – Ring in the Year of the Horse

  In 2014, Melbourne play host to a number of Chinese New Year Festivals. Each venue offers its own unique festival theme, performances and food. Visitors will experience Chinese Lion Dance, Firecrackers, Traditional Folk Music, Dancers, Martial Artists and much more.     Festival Locations:   RICHMOND – Victoria St, North Richmond (Sunday 19th January […]

Melbourne | End of Year ACYPI MIXER

      Join us for ACYPI’s end-of-year mixer and Christmas function   Following the success of our inaugural after-work drinks in September, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our tong shi men to join us for ACYPI Melbourne’s second after work mixer event at Little Red Pocket, on Friday 6 […]

Melbourne and Sydney | China Digital Conference

      ACYPI invites you to attend: China Digital Conference     ACYPI SPECIAL OFFER:   15% OFF to China Digital Conference Tickets   To Redeem your ACYPI offer, please click the button below and type in promo code: “ACYPI” when purchase. Melbourne: Tuesday 19 Nov 2013, InterContinental,The Rialto Sydney: Thursday 21 Nov 2013, […]

Small victories and hidden challenges: Stories from foreign NGOs in China

On Wednesday 30th October, the Confucius Institute hosted ACYPI in presenting the personal stories from two young professionals who have recently returned from working and volunteering with international NGOs in China. Fiona Lawrie moved to Beijing two years ago and shared her experiences in founding a team to set up the World Economic Forum’s Young […]

Melbourne | First ‘After Work Drinks’ event

  Calling all China-watching gē mén ér and jiě mén ér in Melbourne.   We are delighted to invite you to join us for our first ACYPI Melbourne ‘After Work Drinks’ event on Thursday 19th September at Little Red Pocket. There will be happy hour prices, networking plus interesting company. This is an excellent opportunity […]

Dr Martin Jacques on ‘Is China’s Rise Inevitable? What might go wrong?’

The Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales and Asialink proudly presented a lecture and Q&A event with Martin Jacques – one of the world’s leading China specialists. Martin is the international bestselling author of “When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of A […]

ACYPI Publication: ‘Enhancing the Australia-China Relationship’

In response to the Australian Government’s ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ country strategies, the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) conducted a survey of over 400 young professionals across Australia over one week in May. The survey results, released today in ACYPI’s ‘Enhancing the Australia-China Relationship’ report, show business and government must do more to build […]

Melbourne | Australia-China Business Week

ACYPI invites you to attend Australia-China BusinessWeek The Major Sino-Australian Business Event Wed 19 June 2013, Crown Melbourne To be held at the Crown this year on the 19th of June, the ABF’s upcoming Australia-China BusinessWeek event in Melbourne is sure to be a hit. The forum will serve as an excellent networking platform, proven […]

Melbourne | Colin Heseltine: Strengthening Relations with China, Australia’s Pre-eminent Business Partner

On 4 April 2013, ACYPI Melbourne partnered with the Australian Institute of International Affairs to host their first joint event together. Youth and young professionals heard from guest speaker Colin Heseltine, former Australian diplomat and current Director of Sino Gas and Energy. Drawing from his decades of diplomatic experience across China and Asia, Colin shared […]

Melbourne | Huawei – A Chinese company in Australia in the Asian Century

On Tuesday 19 February 2013, the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative, in conjunction with King & Wood Mallesons, was pleased to host Admiral John Lord AM to share his experiences as Chairman of Huawei Technologies Australia. John discussed: the history and growth of Huawei and its vision of moving from being an international Chinese company to […]

Melbourne | Australian Financial Markets in the Asian Century: a discussion with Elmer Funke Kupper

On Tuesday the 4th of December, the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative, in conjunction with the Boston Consulting Group, hosted a keynote address by Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO of the Australian Stock Exchange. While engaging with the theme of Australian financial markets in the Asian Century, Elmer discussed widely the current state of Australia’s economy and […]

Melbourne | RMB-AUD Direct Conversion – The next step in Sino-Australian relations?

On 7 November 2012, the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative, in conjunction with the National Australia Bank, was pleased to host nearly 90 young professionals for a discussion on the internationalisation of the RMB. Attendees heard from Alastair Sloan, a Foreign Exchange Strategist at NAB, and Professor On Kit Tam, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the […]

Melbourne | Advising China Inc.: Selling professional services to the world’s largest market

On 21 March 2012, Antony Dapiran, a Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Hong Kong, addressed an audience of 130 young professionals from a diverse range of industries on the topic: Advising China Inc.: Selling professional services to the world’s largest market Drawing from his extensive experiences in the legal profession in Australia, […]

Melbourne | Chinese Capital Inflows: Where is the money landing in Australia?

The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative welcomes all young professionals, entrepreneurs and postgraduate students in Melbourne to attend an evening of dialogue and discussion on the current state of private Chinese inbound investment into Australia. We will be engaging with the key issues: – What are the drivers of private Chinese investment in Australia? – How […]

Melbourne | China’s New Media Landscape: Are you connecting with China’s 500 million netizens?

On 5 July 2011, more than 100 young professionals attended an Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) event at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne’s Chinatown precinct. The event focused on the rise of China’s ‘new media’, which represents a significant meeting point between China’s economic growth, entrepreneurialism and politics. The sector has attracted significant international scrutiny, with […]

Melbourne | Too many eggs in one basket? Australia-China trade after the mining boom

The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) welcomes all young professionals, entrepreneurs and post-graduate students to join us in discussing current issues in Australia-China trade and to meet with peers with a common interest in the bilateral relationship. Niranjan Arasaratnam and Lin Yang from Allens Arthur Robinson will provide their insight and analysis on: • What is Australia’s current trading relationship […]

Melbourne | 700 Million by 2020: China’s growing middle class and what it will offer Australian business

China’s “consumer class” continues to grow at a rapid rate and this will open up further opportunities for Australian trade and investment in China over the coming decade. Annual growth will result in a Chinese middle class of more than 40% of the Chinese population by 2020, around 700 million people, according to Dr Pradeep […]

Melbourne | Australia VS China – Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg

ACYPI Melbourne are proud to present the upcoming panel event “Australia vs China: Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg?” The panel, all under 35 with their own companies, will discuss how to engage this market with the right product & service through a deep understanding of the cultural, market and customer differences and opportunities. This […]

Melbourne | Australia VS China – Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg

ACYPI Melbourne are proud to present the upcoming panel event “Australia vs China: Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg?” The panel, all under 35 with their own companies, will discuss how to engage this market with the right product & service through a deep understanding of the cultural, market and customer differences and opportunities. This […]

Melbourne | Australia VS China – Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg

ACYPI Melbourne are proud to present the upcoming panel event “Australia vs China: Where is the next Mark Zuckerberg?” The panel, all under 35 with their own companies, will discuss how to engage this market with the right product & service through a deep understanding of the cultural, market and customer differences and opportunities. This […]

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